Covid-19 – Moving Home in Scotland to be Allowed from 29th June 2020

On Thursday 18th June 2020, Nicola Sturgeon unveiled plans for Scotland to move into Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map aimed at easing lockdown restrictions. Restrictions on moving home are to be lifted from Monday 29th June 2020.  The detailed guidance on the Scottish Government’s website states:-

“During phase 2, members of the public will be allowed to leave their homes in order to undertake certain activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property which are expected to include:

  • visiting estate or letting agents, developer sales offices or show homes;
  • viewing residential properties to look for a property to buy or rent;
  • preparing a residential property to move in;
  • moving home; or
  • visiting a residential property to undertake any activities required for the rental or sale of that property.

This will allow people working for relevant organisations and businesses to travel to work where necessary in order to undertake these activities in a safe manner. A key change is that a home move will no longer have to be reasonably necessary; home moves will be permitted. Everyone should still comply with the physical distancing and health guidelines”.









If your plans to move home have been affected by the lockdown restrictions, if you are just starting to think about moving home or even if you are a first time buyer get in touch with our experienced conveyancing solicitors in Paisley and we will guide you through the process.